Your hands are always working hard for you! They type, they scrub, they cut, they stir, they hammer, they wash, and sometimes they even draw. But because they’re always being put to use, it’s not surprising that the skin on your hands can become dry and rough. The good news is that there are several easy ways to care for the skin on your hands so you can have silky soft hands! In this article, Babo Botanicals gives you a few of our favorite tips for keeping your hands soft and healthy. But first, let’s quickly review why your hands might be anything but soft.
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Causes Of Dry, Rough Hands
As we’ve mentioned, there are a few tasks your hands may do on a daily basis that can contribute to dry, rough hands. However, the list of factors that contribute to this problem is essentially endless!
Winter weather can take a toll on your skin, especially your hands. The wind and cold, dry air can cause your skin to become dry, cracked, and irritated. And if you’re constantly washing your hands (which most of us are these days!), this can strip your skin of its natural moisture and protective barrier.
10 Home Remedies For Soft Hands
1) Apply Almond Oil
Keep your hands soft and hydrated by regularly applying oils like almond oil! Almond oil is rich in vitamins, minerals, and fatty acids that are excellent for your skin. Gently massage the oil into your hands for best results. Get into the habit of doing this at least once a day to keep your hands looking and feeling their best.
2) Apply Coconut Oil
If you’re looking for a natural moisturizer to help get your hands soft and healthy, look no further than coconut oil! Not only does it absorb quickly into your skin, but it’s also super hydrating and has antibacterial properties. To use, simply apply coconut oil to your hands as you would any other lotion. Just remember that your hands may be slightly oily for a few minutes as the oil absorbs into your skin.
3) Sleep With A Moisturizer
If you find it bothersome or inconvenient to apply oil to your hands during the day, simply make it part of your nighttime routine!
Using oil or moisturizer before you go to bed is a great way to provide your hands with deep moisturization over several hours. The best way to sleep with almond or coconut oil (or any other moisturizer of your choice) on your hands is to put gloves on after applying the oil. If you don’t have a pair of gloves that you want to get oily, you can always use a pair of socks. Then simply hop into bed and let the moisturizing magic happen overnight!
4) Use A Healing Ointment
Lotion is often thought of as the go-to for soft, supple hands – but did you know that most contain harmful chemicals and artificial fragrances? Babo Botanicals Sensitive Skin All Natural Healing Ointment is a 100% natural and 70+% organic alternative that is perfect for those with sensitive, dry, or eczema-prone skin. Not to mention, it’s great for anyone on the quest for soft hands!
5) Exfoliate With Sugar And Olive Oil
If you want to get soft, beautiful hands, you need to do two things: moisturize and exfoliate.
Moisturizing keeps your skin hydrated and healthy. But exfoliating is just as important because it removes the top layer of dead skin cells, revealing the fresh skin underneath.
Exfoliating is easy and quick! Just mix equal parts of olive oil and sugar (we recommend one tablespoon of each) and gently rub the mixture into your skin. The olive oil will hydrate your skin while the sugar will provide physical exfoliation. Just don’t damage your skin by rubbing too vigorously!
Wave Goodbye To Rough Hands
There are several things you can do to get soft, smooth hands – no matter the cause of your rough skin! Moisturize with almond oil, coconut oil, and Babo Botanicals Sensitive Skin All Natural Healing Ointment. And, if necessary, go for deep moisturization overnight by lathering up and slipping a pair of gloves on before bed. Don’t forget to take preventive measures to keep your hands soft by wearing sunscreen, winter gloves, and rubber gloves as needed, and using a humidifier in your home.